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Modernist Masterpieces in Unlikely Asmara

By The Economist,

On a dusty road leading travellers out of the southern outskirts of Asmara stands a small service station. Once owned by AGIP, an Italian petrol company, it was for decades the last place to fill up with fuel between the Eritrean capital and the southern towns of Decemhare and Mendefera, some 40km away. The largest of several similarly designed buildings all over Asmara, it is a modest construction, its mundane commercial purpose only partially belied by the unexpected elegance of the design. Continue reading Modernist Masterpieces in Unlikely Asmara

The World’s Most Spectacular Gas Station

 

By Peter Orosz,

The Fiat Tagliero Building, built in 1938, is an architectural ode to the automobile like Fiat’s Lingotto factory in Turin. But the Tagliero is thousands of miles from Italy’s industrial heartland—and it is but one of the many magnificent Futurist structures in Asmara, the highland capital of Eritrea. Continue reading The World’s Most Spectacular Gas Station